16 U.S. Code § 698v–6 - Resource management

(a) Assumption of management
The Trust shall assume all authority provided by sections 698v to 698v–10 of this title to manage the Preserve upon a determination by the Secretary, which to the maximum extent practicable shall be made within 60 days after the appointment of the Board, that—
(1) the Board is duly appointed, and able to conduct business; and
(2) provision has been made for essential management services.
(b) Management responsibilities
Upon assumption of management of the Preserve under subsection (a) of this section, the Trust shall manage the land and resources of the Preserve and the use thereof including, but not limited to such activities as—
(1) administration of the operations of the Preserve;
(2) preservation and development of the land and resources of the Preserve;
(3) interpretation of the Preserve and its history for the public;
(4) management of public use and occupancy of the Preserve; and
(5) maintenance, rehabilitation, repair, and improvement of property within the Preserve.
(c) Authorities
(1) In general
The Trust shall develop programs and activities at the Preserve, and shall have the authority to negotiate directly and enter into such agreements, leases, contracts and other arrangements with any person, firm, association, organization, corporation or governmental entity, including without limitation, entities of Federal, State, and local governments, and consultation with Indian tribes and Pueblos, as are necessary and appropriate to carry out its authorized activities or fulfill the purposes of sections 698v to 698v–10 of this title. Any such agreements may be entered into without regard to section 1302 of title 40.
(2) Procedures
The Trust shall establish procedures for entering into lease agreements and other agreements for the use and occupancy of facilities of the Preserve. The procedures shall ensure reasonable competition, and set guidelines for determining reasonable fees, terms, and conditions for such agreements.
(3) Limitations
(A) In general
The Trust may not dispose of any real property in, or convey any water rights appurtenant to the Preserve.
(B) Maximum duration
The Trust may not convey any easement, or enter into any contract, lease, or other agreement related to use and occupancy of property within the Preserve for a period greater than 10 years.
(C) Termination
The easement, contract, lease, or other agreement shall provide that, upon termination of the Trust, such easement, contract, lease or agreement is terminated.
(D) Exclusions
For the purposes of this paragraph, the disposal of real property does not include the sale or other disposal of forage, forest products, or marketable renewable resources.
(4) Application of procurement laws
(A) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal laws and regulations governing procurement by Federal agencies shall not apply to the Trust, with the exception of laws and regulations related to Federal Government contracts governing health and safety requirements, wage rates, and civil rights.
(B) Procedures
The Trust, in consultation with the Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, shall establish and adopt procedures applicable to the Trust’s procurement of goods and services, including the award of contracts on the basis of contractor qualifications, price, commercially reasonable buying practices, and reasonable competition.
(d) Management program
Within two years after assumption of management responsibilities for the Preserve, the Trust shall, in accordance with subsection (f) of this section, develop a comprehensive program for the management of lands, resources, and facilities within the Preserve to carry out the purposes under section 698v–3 (b) of this title. To the extent consistent with such purposes, such program shall provide for—
(1) operation of the Preserve as a working ranch, consistent with paragraphs (2) through (4);
(2) the protection and preservation of the scientific, scenic, geologic, watershed, fish, wildlife, historic, cultural and recreational values of the Preserve;
(3) multiple use and sustained yield of renewable resources within the Preserve;
(4) public use of and access to the Preserve for recreation;
(5) renewable resource utilization and management alternatives that, to the extent practicable—
(A) benefit local communities and small businesses;
(B) enhance coordination of management objectives with those on surrounding National Forest System land; and
(C) provide cost savings to the Trust through the exchange of services, including but not limited to labor and maintenance of facilities, for resources or services provided by the Trust; and
(6) optimizing the generation of income based on existing market conditions, to the extent that it does not unreasonably diminish the long-term scenic and natural values of the area, or the multiple use and sustained yield capability of the land.
(e) Public use and recreation
(1) In general
The Trust shall give thorough consideration to the provision of appropriate opportunities for public use and recreation that are consistent with the other purposes under section 698v–3 (b) of this title. The Trust is expressly authorized to construct and upgrade roads and bridges, and provide other facilities for activities including, but not limited to camping and picnicking, hiking, and cross country skiing. Roads, trails, bridges, and recreational facilities constructed within the Preserve shall meet public safety standards applicable to units of the National Forest System and the State of New Mexico.
(2) Fees
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Trust is authorized to assess reasonable fees for admission to, and the use and occupancy of, the Preserve: Provided, That admission fees and any fees assessed for recreational activities shall be implemented only after public notice and a period of not less than 60 days for public comment.
(3) Public access
Upon the acquisition of the Baca ranch under section 698v–2 (a) of this title, and after an interim planning period of no more than two years, the public shall have reasonable access to the Preserve for recreation purposes. The Secretary, prior to assumption of management of the Preserve by the Trust, and the Trust thereafter, may reasonably limit the number and types of recreational admissions to the Preserve, or any part thereof, based on the capability of the land, resources, and facilities. The use of reservation or lottery systems is expressly authorized to implement this paragraph.
(f) Applicable laws
(1) In general
The Trust, and the Secretary in accordance with section 698v–7 (b) of this title, shall administer the Preserve in conformity with sections 698v to 698v–10 of this title and all laws pertaining to the National Forest System, except the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.).
(2) Environmental laws
The Trust shall be deemed a Federal agency for the purposes of compliance with Federal environmental laws.
(3) Criminal laws
All criminal laws relating to Federal property shall apply to the same extent as on adjacent units of the National Forest System.
(4) Reports on applicable rules and regulations
The Trust may submit to the Secretary and the Committees of Congress a compilation of applicable rules and regulations which in the view of the Trust are inappropriate, incompatible with sections 698v to 698v–10 of this title, or unduly burdensome.
(5) Consultation with tribes and Pueblos
The Trust is authorized and directed to cooperate and consult with Indian tribes and Pueblos on management policies and practices for the Preserve which may affect them. The Trust is authorized to allow the use of lands within the Preserve for religious and cultural uses by Native Americans and, in so doing, may set aside places and times of exclusive use consistent with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996, 1996a] and other applicable statutes.
(6) No administrative appeal
The administrative appeals regulations of the Secretary shall not apply to activities of the Trust and decisions of the Board.
(g) Law enforcement and fire management
(1) Law enforcement
(A) In general
The Secretary shall provide law enforcement services under a cooperative agreement with the Trust to the extent generally authorized in other units of the National Forest System.
(B) Federal agency
The Trust shall be deemed a Federal agency for purposes of the law enforcement authorities of the Secretary (within the meaning of section 559g of this title).
(2)  1 Fire management
(A) Non-reimbursable services
(i) Development of plan The Secretary shall, in consultation with the Trust, develop a plan to carry out fire preparedness, suppression, and emergency rehabilitation services on the Preserve.
(ii) Consistency with management program The plan shall be consistent with the management program developed pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.
(iii) Cooperative agreement To the extent generally authorized at other units of the National Forest System, the Secretary shall provide the services to be carried out pursuant to the plan under a cooperative agreement entered into between the Secretary and the Trust.
(B) Reimbursable services
To the extent generally authorized at other units of the National Forest System, the Secretary may provide presuppression and nonemergency rehabilitation and restoration services for the Trust at any time on a reimbursable basis.
(2)  1 Fire management
(A) Non-reimbursable services
(i) Development of plan Subject to the availability of appropriations under section 698v–9 (a) of this title, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Trust, develop a plan to carry out fire preparedness, suppression, and emergency rehabilitation services on the Preserve.
(ii) Consistency with management program The plan shall be consistent with the management program developed pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.
(iii) Cooperative agreement To the extent generally authorized at other units of the National Forest System, the Secretary shall provide the services to be carried out pursuant to the plan under a cooperative agreement entered into between the Secretary and the Trust.
(B) Reimbursable services
To the extent generally authorized at other units of the National Forest System and subject to the availability of appropriations under section 698v–9 (a) of this title, the Secretary shall provide presuppression and nonemergency rehabilitation and restoration services for the Trust at any time on a reimbursable basis.


[1]  So in original. Two pars. (2) have been enacted.

Source

(Pub. L. 106–248, title I, § 108,July 25, 2000, 114 Stat. 607; Pub. L. 109–54, title IV, § 432(a),Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 556; Pub. L. 109–132, § 4,Dec. 20, 2005, 119 Stat. 2571.)
References in Text

The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, referred to in subsec. (f)(1), is Pub. L. 93–378, Aug. 17, 1974, 88 Stat. 476, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 1600 et seq.) of chapter 36 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1600 of this title and Tables.
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act, referred to in subsec. (f)(5), is Pub. L. 95–341, Aug. 11, 1978, 92 Stat. 469, as amended, which is classified to sections 1996 and 1996a of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1996 of Title 42 and Tables.
Codification

“Section 1302 of title 40” substituted in subsec. (c)(1) for “section 321 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (40 U.S.C. 303b)” on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, § 5(c),Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.
Amendments

2005—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 109–132, § 4(a), designated existing provisions as subpars. (A) to (C), inserted subpar. headings, in subpar. (C), substituted “The easement” for “Any such easement”, and added subpar. (D).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 109–54, § 432(a)(3), andPub. L. 109–132, § 4(b)(3), which both directed amendment of subsec. (g) by substituting slightly different pars. (2) for “At the request of the Trust, the Secretary may provide fire presuppression, fire suppression, and rehabilitation services: Provided, That the Trust shall reimburse the Secretary for salaries and expenses of fire management personnel, commensurate with services provided.” at end, were executed by adding the par. (2) from Pub. L. 109–132first and the par. (2) from Pub. L. 109–54second.
Pub. L. 109–54, § 432(a)(1), (2), andPub. L. 109–132, § 4(b)(1), (2), amended subsec. (g) identically inserting par. (1) designation and heading at beginning of subsec., subpar. (A) designation and heading at beginning of first sentence, and subpar. (B) designation and heading at beginning of second sentence.
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–54, title IV, § 432(b),Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 557, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] take effect as of January 1, 2005.”

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

16 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large

 

LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.